Ferrari 599 Prototype Spy Photos- Possible Scuderia Version?

Possible Ferrari 599 Scuderia prototype spy photos
Possible Ferrari 599 Scuderia prototype spy photos / CarPix

Ferrari unveiled the 599XX Concept at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show this past March. Due to its concept car nature, anything can come out of it, including a hardcore 599 Scuderia. That was the suspicion of our spies after they snapped these pictures of a prototype doing high speed testing at Ferrari's Fiorano test track. The car did not have the big spoilers and wings like the 599XX concept but in these photos we can see the modified exhaust pipes positioned similarly to the 599XX concept.  According to spies it made a sound that raised their neck hairs.

Usually these limited edition track-focused road cars sell well and at this point in time Ferrari could use a 599 model that moves units given the slowing sales of the standard car. The F430 Scuderia did well for the Italian supercar maker.

The 599XX concept was created as a high-performance track car. It weighs less than the stock car and its aerodynamics have been improved to create plenty of downforce for better handling. Custom slick tyres have been fitted to maximise grip while new carbon-ceramic brakes are included.

Improvements were also made to the engine by revamping combustion chambers, air flow systems and using lightweight components. In the end the 599XX attained a power figure of 700hp (515kW).


Published Apr 23rd, 2009 3:51pm By Thami Masemola

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Airbag Airbag
That's got to be a mule, they wouldn't release something with such a shoddy finish. Not even Ferrari can get away with that.
Apr 27th, 2009 8:54am
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Those exhausts lacotion are stupid! The 599 GTB Fiorano is a nice looking car but those exhausts ruined the design
Apr 26th, 2009 10:57pm
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MadAboutCars MadAboutCars
Is it a design feature of Scuderias? Because regardless of how light it is, the higher mounting point is a compromise in the event of a collision it is less likely to cause permanent damage (in a race). If the 599 scud is going to be a road car, then I personally see no point to it other than it following the f430 scud's design footsteps.
Apr 25th, 2009 4:58pm
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porschecarreragtmay6 porschecarreragtmay6
Those exhausts are ugly. I hope they drop them or put CF molding around it.
Apr 24th, 2009 5:12am
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
It's OK as the normal 599. I hope this version (If road legal) Fixes the ugly styling cues the stock version has.
Apr 24th, 2009 1:24am
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alessandro alessandro
Ugly as it differs from R8 it is my favorite car.
Apr 24th, 2009 12:48am
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MattAAron MattAAron
wtf, that thing is a car? if cars could have down syndrome, im pretty sure theyd look like that
Apr 23rd, 2009 11:13pm
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Prince_Ash Prince_Ash
same look :( i was hopeing something diffirent for the next track ready road legal car from ferrari. personally i like the rear exhaust pipes. they look vicious.
Apr 23rd, 2009 10:13pm
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mc959 mc959
Maybe it's just the 599XX engine, and they just put it in a normal 599 for testing, cause the XX may not be used on the road.
Apr 23rd, 2009 9:37pm
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dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
I hope they fix those exhauses because they look so out of place. If this a 599 Scuderia in development that would be sick though.
Apr 23rd, 2009 10:05pm
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BrianWCF BrianWCF
mc959, that's a distinct possibility you mention - however the prototype was indeed testing on public roads as well, a detail not mentioned in the story.
Apr 24th, 2009 12:01am
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zdenda20 zdenda20
I hate these new exhausts...imho a proper car should have 4 exhausts, 2 on the lef, 2 on the right...exceptions can be made (LP 640), but thats already pushing aesthetics... These exhausts look like adjustable James Bond cannons from the old movie:D
Apr 23rd, 2009 9:36pm
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Geefiasco Geefiasco
Got to be one of the ugliest looking supercars around. You'd expect better from Ferrari, seeing as the F430 is gorgeous!
Apr 23rd, 2009 9:34pm
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termigni termigni
retire this 599 already and give us something smaller and better looking Ferrari.
Apr 23rd, 2009 9:19pm
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b84 b84
God damn it's ugly. :x
Apr 23rd, 2009 9:18pm
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